This week I am pleased to allow you to snoop through author
Sara Reinke’s desk!
Publishers: Kensington/Zebra Books and Double Dragon Publishing
|Click to enlarge for a thorough snoop!
I was torn about which desk to show you today. I work full-time, have two kids and a husband, and go to nursing school in the evenings, so writing is definitely “catch-as-catch-can” for me. I used to have a beautiful little desk in a sun-filled office where I could craft my stories, but today, I settle for getting some word count in during my lunch break, or late nights after I get home from class. My “desk” at home is really a table in the corner of my dining room, not much to look at it. So what you can see in my photo is my desk at work. Even if I can’t write full-time from the office, I’m constantly surrounded by my inspirations for doing so, and that keeps my muse happy, my creative juices flowing.
(Of course, the Diet Mountain Dew in the styrofoam cup doesn’t hurt, either, LOL.)
I keep photos of my kids front and center at my desk, along with one of my husband, and a colorful collection of artwork. I’m very fortunate in that my family has always been tremendously supportive of my writing endeavors. You can’t be in a bad mood when surrounded by so many positive, joyous reminders and influences. I feel like because of them, my life has achieved a comfortable sort of balance, with all of the people and things that I love, and are important to me, influencing each other.
“Definitely an author to watch.” That’s how Romantic Times Book Reviews magazine describes Sara Reinke. New York Times best-selling author Karen Robards calls Reinke “a new paranormal star” and Love Romances and More hails her as “a fresh new voice to a genre that has grown stale.”
Dark Thirst and Dark Hunger, the first two books in her Brethren Series of vampire romance are available now from Kensington/Zebra Books. The third installment, Dark Passion, is available in print and ebook formats from Double Dragon Publishing.
The series relaunches in 2011 with Dark Passages: Tristan and Karen, a novella length ebook available for only $1.99 as of 2/14/11. In it, Tristan Morin is a vampire on a mission: to not fall in love with Karen Pierce. To do so would prove that humans and Brethren were meant to be physically and emotionally bound to each other―something he, as a full-blooded Brethren, refuses to believe. It would be so much easier if Karen wasn’t beautiful. And if there wasn’t something about her that draws him like a moth to a flame, damn near impossible to resist.
Karen has always felt an inexplicable attraction to Tristan. More than just the fact he’s strikingly handsome, it’s as if being with him is something natural, comfortable and right. But soon a brash choice on his part leaves her heartbroken and confused, and a sadistic new enemy will put their tentative love―and their lives―to the ultimate test.
Here’s an excerpt:
Tristan Morin shoved Karen Pierce back into the nearest wall and pressed his mouth against hers. The warmth of her lips, the sweetness of her tongue, saliva and breath—it was enough to strip the senses from him.
“Tell me to stop,” he whispered, because it was all he could do not to wrench her head back by the hair and sink his teeth into the hot, pulsating length of her carotid artery. His canines had extended, dropping from recessed grooves in his gum line. His pupils had enlarged, an ancient, primitive reflex that left them dilating wide enough to nearly swallow the visible portions of his irises and corneas. In this sudden, extremely light-sensitive field of vision, Karen’s pale skin seemed to glow, miniscule droplets of perspiration glistening against her face like diamonds.
“No.” She shook her head defiantly, her cheeks flushed, her blonde hair askew, her blue eyes glossy and round with eager anticipation.
He reached between them, ripping open her blouse with a single, forceful yank. Buttons popped loose, scattering against the floor. She wore no bra beneath; he drew back long enough to shrug his way out of his own shirt, then pushed himself into her, feeling the incredible heat of her body, the bullet points of her nipples against his chest.
“Tell me to stop,” he pleaded again, because if he didn’t, he was going to feed from her. And I can’t do that. God help me, I can’t.
Karen locked eyes with him. “No.”
Readers can check out the promotional video for Dark Passages: Tristan and Karen at my website: www.sarareinke.com. At the Flash version, you’ll also find an exclusive “About the Brethren” page that fills readers in on the series to date, and the different characters introduced so far.
Plus, for a limited time, readers can subscribe to my e-Newsletter and receive a FREE ebook copy of Dark Thirst, Book One in The Brethren Series. There’s no better way to be introduced to the world of the Brethren vampires than with the book that started it all!
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